A couple enjoying a tasting and tour of Tarnished Truth Distilling Company

Located in The Historic Cavalier Hotel and Beach Club

Tarnished Truth Distilling Company

You’ll find the Tarnished Truth on the lower level of The Historic Cavalier Hotel, adjacent to the Hunt Room. Tarnished Truth uses old and new distilling techniques to create a superb portfolio of award-winning locally crafted bourbon, rye whiskey, vodka, gin and other specialty spirits. Stop by the tasting room or join us for a guided distillery tour.

Award-Winning Spirits

Experience the Nation’s Only In-Hotel Distillery

Tarnished Truth Distilling Company was born on the shores of Virginia Beach and has received accolades for each of its craft-distilled spirits. Guests of the Cavalier Resort and locals alike are invited to join us for grain-to-glass distillery tours hosted by expert distillery guides for a unique must-do experience.

Tours and Tastings

Tour and tasting hours are Thursday through Sunday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Ready to take some home? The retail shop is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Private Events

The distillery’s intimate private tasting room is perfect for birthdays, corporate meetings, pairing dinners and special private events, with seating for 18 and audio visual equipment for presentations.

Virginia Bourbon Invitational

Celebrate the best of the best distilleries from Virginia and beyond, including our very own Tarnished Truth Distillery. Sample bourbon tastings, along with live entertainment and chef-curated bites from our participating Gold Key Restaurants. Visit www.vabourboninvitational.com for more information on the 6th Annual Bourbon Invitational on Saturday, November 2, 2024.

Tasting glasses at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company

Retail Shop Hours

Tues – Sat | 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sun | 11:00am – 7:00pm

Tour & Tasting Hours

Thurs – Sun | 2:00pm – 6:00pm


Laid back and earthy, the perfect setting for crafting award-winning bourbon.


Affordable and fun tours and tastings with a retail shop where you’ll find memorable and unique gifts to remember your stay.

Hungry for more? You're in luck!

Dine at the Hunt Room

The Cavalier Hotel’s historic tavern and roaring fireplace have been welcoming visitors for more than 75 years. The restaurant and bar have been meticulously restored brick by brick to offer delicious handcrafted cocktails and rustic, old-world cuisine. Open Monday through Saturday for happy hour and dinner.

Cavalier Resort at night

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